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Stilwell Man Sentenced To 70 Months For Firearm Possession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2014

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JEREMY EDWARD RAMIREZ, age 27, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5845 and 5871.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, Cherokee Nation Marshal’s Service, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in June, 2013 and pled guilty in July 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 19, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess an explosive and firearm, to-wit: One Ireco blasting cap wired to a cellular telephone, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

First Assistant United States Attorney Doug Horn represented the United States.

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